Time for real change in health care

New ways are required to ensure that Canadians received the health care they need

Time for real change in health careDownload this column on health care Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, Ont. Nov 17, 2015/ Troy Media/ — Dear Health Minister Jane Philpott, As a family doctor, you are well aware that our health-care system is showing its age. The system's primary focus on doctors and hospitals is outmoded as technology shifts and our health needs change. But…

Health care under attack in Quebec

Why the Trudeau government must act now to save health care in Quebec

Health care under attack in QuebecDownload this column on health care Terms and Conditions of use By Astrid Brousselle Professor Université de Sherbrooke and Damien Contandriopoulos Professor University of Montreal MONTREAL, Que. Nov 13, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The people of Quebec will only benefit from a universal, free and comprehensive health-care system if there is strong and swift intervention by the federal government. Otherwise, Quebec…

It’s time to end Canada’s Ebola visa restrictions

Removing restrictions would end the ugly shadow of indifference that has affected our country’s reputation

It’s time to end Canada’s Ebola visa restrictionsDownload this column on the Ebola crisis for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                                                       Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, ON Nov 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It’s now been a year since Canada stopped issuing visas to people from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three most Ebola-affected countries in…

Five things Justin Trudeau could do to get off on the right foot

Implementing them quickly could make for one very productive — even historic — first day in office

Five things Justin Trudeau could do to get off on the right footDownload this column on Justin Trudeau for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                                               Terms and Conditions of use By Steven J. Hoffman Associate Professor of Law and Patrick Fafard Associate Professor of Public & International Affairs University of Ottawa OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It takes time for…

Seniors housing can be affordable

Older adults living on low and fixed incomes need options

Seniors housing can be affordableDownload this column on seniors housing for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use By Arlene Adamson CEO Silvera for Seniors and Irene Martin-Lindsay CEO Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association CALGARY, AB Oct 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It was reported recently that Calgary has some of the most expensive seniors’…

What’s missing from Ontario’s new in-vitro fertilization funding policy

Children of IVF deserve to know their genetic history

What’s missing from Ontario’s new in-vitro fertilization funding policyDownload this column on in-vitro fertilization for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, ON Oct 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - After a week of uncertainty and some confusion, the Ontario Ministry of Health finally announced its policy on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) funding – but the details remain minimal. What we…

Poverty the missing issue in election campaign

The cold hard truth is that the political parties don't believe poverty wins elections

Poverty the missing issue in election campaignDownload this column on poverty for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, ON Oct 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Do you remember the game, "Where's Waldo"? For those who don’t, the object of the game is to look at a picture filled with a bunch of images and you have…

Why affordable medications for Canadians should be an all-party priority

Universal drug coverage would save over $7 billion dollars in private and public spending, with little or no increase to government budgets

Why affordable medications for Canadians should be an all-party priorityDownload this column on medications for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Join Us SASKATOON, SK Oct 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It's become almost a matter of faith: health and health care are perennially among the top priorities for Canadians, but are nearly invisible in election platforms and debates. But something changed when Tom…

Remove the veil from women’s issues

Women’s issues and politics in Canada encompass more than a face veil

Remove the veil from women’s issuesDownload this column on face veils and women's issues for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use ST. JOHN’S, NL Oct. 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I love following politics, but this election campaign has been wearying. With the longest campaign in history, I’m not surprised many of us are tired. Every…

Why affordable housing should be a federal election issue

235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in the course of a year and 1.6 million more are at risk of losing their homes

Why affordable housing should be a federal election issueDownload this column on affordable housing for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, ON Sep 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It’s time to make affordable housing an issue in the federal election campaign. Four million people are struggling to find affordable housing in Canada today. By affordable, I’m using the…